By: John M Jerva It was last June when I made the announcement that stuntman turned director James Bamford would be helming his first actioner titled Jade which brings together an eclectic cast in stunt professional Shaina West (Black Widow), martial arts-action star Mark Dacascos and Mickey Rourke. The female centric themed thriller will feature West as a former professional who must pick up arms … Continue reading Cameras Roll on Stuntman Turned Director James Bamford’s Actioner JADE Starring Shaina West, Mark Dacascos & Mickey Rourke
By: John M Jerva Today is February 26th and all you serious action aficionados out there knows what that means. It’s Mark Dacascos’ birthday today! I was a day early with my festivities yesterday but I thought I’d get jump started on it because that’s how I roll. Plus the man deserves a birthday week celebration if you ask me. Dacascos is regarded as a … Continue reading The Action Fix: Happy Birthday to the Legit Martial Arts/Action Icon Mark Dacascos!
By: John M Jerva One of these days, when I have the funds, I’m really going to have to invest in a region free Blu-Ray player. Many classic and recent action films seem to get the better treatment overseas and I’ll never understand why North American distributors suck so bad at releasing movies or not at all for that matter. Case in point, we have … Continue reading 88 Films Set to Unleash the Mark Dacascos Led High-Octane Martial Arts Actioner DRIVE on 4K!
By: John M Jerva Variety has brought the word that production has wrapped on Blade of the 47 Ronin which is the official title and is a loose follow up to the Keanu Reeves led 47 Ronin. Ron Yuan (Paper Tigers) helms the pic which now has a new title as well as synopsis which you can read below. “The action is moved forward by … Continue reading BLADE OF THE 47 RONIN: Production Wraps on the DTV Follow Up to the Original Keanu Reeves Film
By: John M Jerva Power Rangers fans and fans of martial arts fantasy in general will have much to celebrate as a new teaser has dropped for the new martial arts actioner Legend of the White Dragon. Power Rangers alums Jason David Frank and Jason Faunt star in what is sure to be a knuckle bruiser of a film. Check out the new teaser below! … Continue reading LEGEND OF THE WHITE DRAGON: Jason David Frank is in Fighting Form in the 1st Teaser for the Martial Arts Action-Thriller
By: John M Jerva On the heels of the news that action star Mark Dacascos has joined the new sequel to 47 Ronin, we have a trailer and release date for another film coming out featuring the icon named Run & Gun. Here it is quite evident that Dacascos has a minor role as a henchman but it’s always good to see him so check … Continue reading RUN & GUN: A Good Man is Having a Bad Day in the New Action-Thriller Featuring Mark Dacascos
By: John M Jerva International action and martial arts star Ron Yuan (Paper Tigers) is hard at work directing the DTV sequel to 47 Ronin which starred Keanu Reeves. Universal 1440 Entertainment is set to distribute the movie which is currently being shot in Budapest. We’ve got some exciting casting news for you all in that Mark Dacascos has joined the cast which also includes … Continue reading Mark Dacascos Joins the 47 RONIN Sequel Helmed by Ron Yuan!
By: John M Jerva Mark Dacascos is back and the action and martial arts icon isn’t slowing down as we have news of yet another project he’s involved in. This one will team Dacascos up with former Power Ranger Jason David Frank for Legend of the White Dragon which hails from Bat in the Sun Productions who are best known for doing short films like … Continue reading Martial Arts Legend Mark Dacascos Joins LEGEND OF THE WHITE DRAGON with Former Power Ranger Jason David Frank!
By: John M Jerva We have another stuntman turned filmmaker to add to the mix in James Bamford and he’ll be helming a new project called Jade. The film star last Shaina West in the lead for the film which will be brought to Cannes via the Hong Kong, Paris, Los Angeles based All Rights Entertainment. The big news coming out of the Film Market … Continue reading JADE: Mark Dacascos & Mickey Rourke Join Shaina West for Stuntman/Director James Bamford’s Upcoming Action-Thriller!
By: John M Jerva If you’re like me, then you probably consider Director Christophe Gans’ atmospheric and action packed film Brotherhood of the Wolf to be a fine addition to action legend Mark Dacascos’ filmography. After all, even though Dacascos is a co-star, he still gets ample opportunity to showcase his insane martial arts skills on more than one occasion in the movie. Throw in … Continue reading Scream Factory Readies a Special Edition Blu-Ray Release for BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF with Dacascos!
By: John M Jerva Pressed for time? Check out our Rapid Fire Review for the New Die Hard-esque action-thriller Assault on VA-33 with Flanery, White & Dacascos. It’s everything you need to know in half the time! Assault on VA-33 Starring: Sean Patrick Flanery, Mark Dacascos, Rob Van Dam, Weston Cage Coppola, Gina Holden and Michael Jai White Directed By: Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray SYNOPSIS: Sean … Continue reading RAPID FIRE REVIEW: ASSAULT ON VA-33 Delivers a Massive Misfire in the DTV Action Market
(Original Publication Date: October 1st, 2017) By: John M Jerva Review: ULTIMATE JUSTICE Starring: Mark Dacascos, Brandon Rhea, Matthias Hues, Mike Möller, Mike Leeder, Wolfgang Riehm, Martin Baden, Henry Muller, Mathis Landwehr and Yazmeen Baker Directed By; Martin Christopher Bode Synopsis: “When one of their own and his family are brutally attacked by ruthless criminals, a team of elite operatives reunite to track down those responsible … Continue reading Review: Mark Dacascos and Crew Deliver “Ultimate Justice” in an Action Fueled Adrenaline Rush! (Reprint)
(Original Publication Date: January 25th, 2018) By: John M jerva Review: SHOWDOWN IN MANILA Starring: Alexander Nevsky, Casper Van Dien, Mark Dacascos, Tia Carrere, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Olivier Gruner and Matthias Hues Directed By: Mark Dacascos Official Synopsis: The film follows private detectives Nick (Alexander Nevsky) and Charlie (Casper Van Dien) who live and work in Manila. A murder investigation leads … Continue reading Review: SHOWDOWN IN MANILA Brings the 90’s Action Fun Back to the Cinema (Reprint)
By: John M Jerva We have the new trailer and key art for the upcoming action pic Assault on VA-33 which features a great action cast including Sean Patrick Flanery, Mark Dacascos and Michael Jai White. The battlefield is about to come home so check out the first look below! Sean Patrick Flanery stars as a decorated Army veteran fighting terrorists who invade is local … Continue reading ASSAULT ON VA-33: The War Comes Home in the New Actioner Starring Flanery, Dacascos & White!
By: John M Jerva UPDATE: Check out the list of special features that were just revealed for the release in May! As always, this one is locked and loaded with some amazing extras! High Definition (1080p) presentation of the Extended Director’s Cut in 2.35:1 aspect ratio from a brand new 4K HD scan of the original cameral negative. Audio: 2.0 Stereo LPCM, 5.1 Dolby Digital … Continue reading Mark Dacascos’ Ultimate 90’s Martial Arts-Action Masterpiece DRIVE is Hitting 4K in May Courtesy of MVD REWIND! (Update: Special Features Revealed!)
By: Anthony Francis Mark Dacascos is an actor that should have been a big-time Hollywood action star long ago. While he has certainly been in some well-received films (Only the Strong, The Brotherhood of the Wolf, and last year’s John Wick 3: Parabellum), he was never welcomed into the big-budget blockbuster club, yet Dacascos made a solid career out of low budget action flicks, becoming … Continue reading Review: ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK Starring Mark Dacascos
By: John M Jerva To fans all over the world, Mark Dacascos is a living legend. For over 30 years now, Dacascos has starred in some of the action industry’s most celebrated films such as Only The Strong, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Crying Freeman and Drive which is considered by many one of the best western martial arts action movies ever. Last year, Dacascos starred … Continue reading Exclusive Interview! Martial Arts Icon Mark Dacascos Talks ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK on The Action Fix Podcast!
By: John M Jerva Tomorrow, Mark Dacascos’ newest action-thriller One Night In Bangkok makes its debut on DVD and Digital. The martial arts and action film legend reunites with Director Wych Kaosayananda for a new, noirish and stylized film that stars Dacascos as an aging assassin who has one night to pull off five hits in Bangkok. The film also stars Kane Kosugi, son of … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE! Mark Dacascos Makes His Presence Felt in a New Clip from ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK!
By: John M Jerva Mark Dacascos is a living legend. The martial artist and actor has been a staple in action films and television for over thirty years now and he’s still going strong as his newest offering One Night In Bangkok is set to hit next week on DVD and Digital. The film is a gritty noirish homage to Collateral and Dacascos really shines … Continue reading Action Legend Mark Dacascos Visits with Scott Adkins on THE ART OF ACTION!
By: John M Jerva I’ve been on vacation the past week and have only been doing some posting here and there and while I’ve been away Mr. Scott Adkins has had another two episodes of his immensely popular The Art Of Action web series where the action Star talks with the who’s who of the action community. Past guests have included Michael Jai White, Tony … Continue reading Veteran Stunt Master JJ Perry and Action Maestro Chad Stahelski Visit with Scott Adkins on The Art Of Action!